Emotions In A Raisin In The Sun

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Kenny Leon’s 2008 film of A Raisin in the Sun most effectively portrays the true emotions of Hansberry’s characters through the delivery of lines, actions/gestures//facial expressions, and interactions with other characters. The 2008 version of A Raisin in the Sun most effectively portrays the true emotions of Hansberry’s characters through the delivery of lines. In the 1961 film, directed by Daniel Petri, the scene where Bobo breaks the news to Walter about Willy taking the money and leaving was overacted in multiple ways. While Bobo was talking to Walter and breaking the devastating news to Walter, Bobo was talking rather fast. Some may argue that Bobo was talking too fast due to the fact that he was afraid of Walter, but typically when a…show more content…
Another part of this scene that was overacted was when Walter was trying to avoid the fact that Willy ran off with all their money. The character Walter says something along the lines of, “Maybe you got to the train station late.” This was directed towards Bobo. In the film, Walter puts too much emphasis on the word you, which makes it seem that Walter is angrier and is accusing Bobo of something rather than coming up for a reason as to why Willy is gone. Here, Walter is supposed to be nervous, not angry and lashing out just yet. In the 2008 version, directed by Kenny Leon, the scene between Bobo and Walter is more accurate. Although the scene itself is not entirely accurate in the sense of stage direction to what Hansberry originally wrote, it is true in the sense of tone. When Walter and Bobo are talking to one another, there is no sudden outbursts or emphasis on words that should not be emphasized to get the true emotion of what the characters are saying. In this version, Walter is calm when he needs to be, and nervous when he needs to be. Although the line, “that money was made out of my father’s flesh,” is missing…show more content…
The scene that is best to show this with is the scene between Walter and
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